Troglodyte (Cave Man)

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"Troglodyte (Cave Man)"
single cover artwork
Single by Jimmy Castor Bunch
from the album It's Just Begun
B-side "I Promise to Remember"
Released 1972
Format 7" single
Genre Funk
Length 3:36
3:22 (7" version)
Label RCA Records
Certification Gold [1]
Alternate single artwork, as released in Germany. Derivative of It's Just Begun's artwork.

"Troglodyte (Cave Man)", originally released as "Troglodite",[2] is a 1972 funk song by the Jimmy Castor Bunch. In the USA, it peaked at #4 on the R&B charts and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] The song, especially the intro "What we're gonna do right here is go back, way back, back into time", has been heavily sampled in hip-hop music and dance music .[4]

The song is noted for Castor's repeated lines "Gotta find a woman" and "Sock it to me".

A character introduced in the song, Bertha Butt ("one of the Butt Sisters"), was featured in many later Castor Bunch songs, including "The Bertha Butt Boogie" (1975).

The song is noted for its repeated falsetto line: "I'll Sock it to Ya, Daddy!!", heard before in the song's fade of the "Bertha Butt Boogie".

The song sold over half-a-million copies, and has been certified gold by the RIAA[1]


The following songs have sampled some part of "Troglodtye":